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MEASURES Of VERSE.
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In the last example, from Tennyson's The Poet, the second verse is Iambic trimeter, the fourth dimeter.
{c). Iambic Trimeter.
This measure is greatly used by our poets in the composition of ballads and hymns; when it is attended with Iambic tetrameter it constitutes our Ballad metre and the Common metre of hymns.
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